Here is the reason why Kagame wants to stay in power: he is scared of poverty.

President Paul Kagame has been of late living like a happy king. The Kagames happily showcased the posh city of Kigali, and Rwanda’s “economic miracle” by hosting the World Economic Forum in May 2016. And then the Kagames were off to Europe to watch the UEFA Championship League finals in Milan, Italy. From there they jetted to the United States to celebrate the youngest son’s graduation from high school. That is truly a lifestyle fitting a king, queen, princess and princes.

But Kagame’s Rwanda is far from a happy kingdom — the latest GDP rankings are out and confirm what we already know. While King Paul is on top of the world, his country is among the top for the wrong reasons; in poverty. Here is the list, beginning with the poorest all the way to the richest in the world.

Kagame’s Rwanda is the 17th most poorest in the world. Here is the 2015 GDP per capita rankings (by Purchasing power parity, (PPP)), beginning with the poorest of the poor, the Central African Republic.

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  1. Central African Republic
  2. DR, Congo
  3. Malawi
  4. Liberia
  5. Burundi
  6. Niger
  7. Mozambique
  8. Eritrea
  9. Guinea
  10. Madagascar
  11. Guinea-Bissau
  12. Togo
  13. Mali
  14. Kiribati
  15. Ethiopia
  16. Comoros
  17. Rwanda
  18. Burkina Faso
  19. Uganda
  20. Haiti
  21. Gambia
  22. Solomon Islands
  23. Benin
  24. Aghanistan
  25. Tanzania
  26. Zimbabwe
  27. Sierra Leone
  28. South Sudan
  29. Senegal
  30. Nepal
  31. Vanuatu
  32. Chad
  33. Tajikistan
  34. Papua New Guinea
  35. Côte D’Ivoire
  36. Lesotho
  37. Cameroon
  38. Djibouti
  39. Micronesia, Federated States O
  40. Marshall Islands
  41. Kenya
  42. Sao Tome And Principe
  43. Cambodia
  44. Kyrgyz Republic
  45. Mauritania
  46. Bangladesh
  47. Yemen
  48. Ghana
  49. Zambia
  50. Sudan
  51. Honduras
  52. Pakistan
  53. Nicaragua
  54. Moldova
  55. Myanmar
  56. Tonga
  57. Samoa
  58. Lao People’S Democratic Republic
  59. Uzbekistan
  60. Viet Nam
  61. India
  62. Nigeria
  63. Bolivia
  64. Cape Verde
  65. Congo, Rep.
  66. Guyana
  67. Timor Leste
  68. Philippines
  69. Guatemala
  70. Armenia
  71. Swaziland
  72. Morocco
  73. Georgia
  74. Bhutan
  75. El Salvador
  76. Belize
  77. Ukraine
  78. Fiji
  79. Angola
  80. Paraguay
  81. Jamaica
  82. Bosnia And Herzegovina
  83. Indonesia
  84. Dominica
  85. Mongolia
  86. Sri Lanka
  87. Namibia
  88. Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
  89. Saint Lucia
  90. Egypt, Arab Republic
  91. Albania
  92. Ecuador
  93. Tunisia
  94. Grenada
  95. Jordan
  96. Peru
  97. Serbia
  98. Maldives
  99. South Africa
  100. Dominica
  101. Macedonian Republic
  102. China
  103. Colombia
  104. Algeria
  105. Thailand
  106. Brazil
  107. Costa Rica
  108. Turkmenistan
  109. Palau
  110. Montenegro
  111. Barbados
  112. Botswana
  113. Iran, Islamic Republic Of
  114. Suriname
  115. Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic Of
  116. Bulgaria
  117. Lebanon
  118. Mexico
  119. Mauritius
  120. Belarus
  121. Azerbaijan
  122. Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  123. Turkey
  124. Romania
  125. Croatia
  126. Saint Kitts And Nevis
  127. Uruguay
  128. Panama
  129. Argentina
  130. Gabon
  131. Antigua And Barbuda
  132. Chile
  133. Latvia
  134. Russian Federation
  135. Kazakhstan
  136. Hungary
  137. Seychelles
  138. Poland
  139. Bahamas
  140. Malaysia
  141. Greece
  142. Portugal
  143. Estonia
  144. Lithuania
  145. Cyprus
  146. Slovak Republic
  147. Czech Republic
  148. Equatorial Guinea
  149. Slovenia
  150. Trinidad And Tobago
  151. Malta
  152. Israel
  153. Spain
  154. Italy
  155. New Zealand
  156. Korea, Republic Of
  157. Japan
  158. United Kingdom
  159. Finland
  160. France
  161. Belgium
  162. Iceland
  163. Oman
  164. Denmark
  165. Canada
  166. Taiwan
  167. Germany
  168. Sweden
  169. Austria
  170. Australia
  171. Ireland
  172. Netherlands
  173. Bahrain
  174. Saudi Arabia
  175. Switzerland
  176. United States
  177. Hong Kong
  178. United Arab Emirates
  179. Norway
  180. Kuwait
  181. Brunei Darussalam
  182. Singapore
  183. Luxembourg
  184. Qatar

David Himbara

In meanhwile, Paul Kagame has changed the constitution to allow himself rights to a third term in presidency. Some observers reason that in Africa, being a president is a way to get rich and enjoy all best privileges. There are those who think, due to his unhappy childhood, Kagame is taking advantage to compensate all joys and happines he did not get when he was still a street boy. Apparently, Mr President does not want to go back to the poverty in which more than 60% of his peaople are living in. Even though the man would have saved a lot of money, by losing presidency, he would have lost privileges that go with his seat. Following are pictures that depict the contrast in Rwandans’ lifestyle:

Kagames

The Kagames

poor children

Ordinary Rwandan kids

brian-ange

Kagame’s kids

utwana

Ordinary Rwandan kids

water problem

That is the water the ordinary people drink

street women

Clean streets , yet the signs of poverty.

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What about this decaying Hospital in the Northern Province?
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